The Department of Transportation recognizes the opportunities available to reduce greenhouse gas emissions. In response to the city's efforts to reduce emissions the following initiatives have been implemented.

Energy-Saving Initiatives

  • Solar-powered school flashers
  • Solar-powered pedestrian crossing
  • Solar-powered speed trailer and display
  • Solar-powered arrow boards
  • LED traffic signals and street lights
  • Traffic signal coordination
  • Propane-powered mowers
  • Infrared paving repairs
  • CCTV storm drain cameras
  • Video traffic detection
  • Weedseeker chemical applicator
  • Wetblade chemical applicator
  • Portable variable message signs

Equipment and Material Innovations

  • Precision saw cutting
  • Recycling asphalt millings
  • Crack sealing
  • Salt brine
  • Compost Tea
  • Aqueous parts washer

Future Applications

  • Motion Power
  • Utility project coordination
  • Pavement management – ERoadInfo
    • Data collection
    • Data analysis
    • Maintenance recommendations
    • Prioritization
    • Budgeting
  • Paving repairs and alternatives to mill and pave
  • Expand capabilities with salt brine manufacturing and distribution
  • Asset management system
  • Expand AVL use to snow removal vehicles
  • Street light enhancements